'Just Not the Future': Electronic Literature After the Fall

  • Stuart Moulthrop University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


The article examines the position of electronic literature, as a disruption of traditional literary practice, in the context of the dominance of social media, and particularly their potential for social harm.


electronic literature, social media, e-poetry

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How to Cite
MOULTHROP, Stuart. 'Just Not the Future': Electronic Literature After the Fall. MATLIT: Materialities of Literature, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 3, p. 11-20, aug. 2018. ISSN 2182-8830. Available at: <https://impactum-journals.uc.pt/matlit/article/view/5221>. Date accessed: 18 sep. 2019.
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